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Section I: Introduction
The Alberta Tourism Industry
What’s Unique about Tourism Development
Why a Step-By-Step Guide Is Needed
When Professional Help Is Needed
The Basic Components of Development Analysis: Feasibility
Chart 1 – Basic Components of Development Analysis
Section II: Defining the Project
Initial Look at Market Supply and Demand
Initial Look at the Development Process
Developing a Business Concept
Examining Options For Land-Based Developments
Resource Assessments
Environmental Assessment Process
Historic Resource Impact Assessments (HRIA)
Aboriginal Consultation Process
The Alberta Tourism Recreational Leasing (ATRL) Process
Commercial Trail Riding
Leasing in Kananaskis Country
Land-Use Framework
Leasing Federal Land
Section III: Information Collection and Evaluation
Project Feasibility
Getting Started
Checklist of Essential Business Research
Chart 2 – Essential Research
Tourism Market Analysis
Types of Tourism Markets
Demand Analysis
Supply Analysis
Market Evaluation
Project Site Evaluation
Location Analysis
Physical Resource Analysis
Infrastructure Needs and Availability
Building and Land Development Requirements
Summing It Up – A Site Evaluation Matrix
Financial Analysis
Financial Analysis – Check Lists
Chart 3 – Financial Analysis Steps
The Bottom Line - Evaluating Business Feasibility
Approaching Lending Agencies
Section IV: The Key Plans
Packaging and Presentation
Business Plan
Marketing Plan
Conceptual Development Plan
Section V: Development and Licensing Approvals
Anticipating the Approvals Needed
Preparation – Get Your Information Together
Gaining Local Support
Overview of the Development Process
Sequence of Approvals
Be Prepared For Setbacks
The Main Players and Areas of Responsibility
Chart 4 – General Sequence of Approvals
Chart 5 – Tourism Projects Development Approval Process
Municipal and Local Approvals
Appeal Procedures
Chart 7 – The Subdivision Process
Licensing and Operating Requirements
Federal Government Requirements
Summary Checklist of Approvals Needed
Chart 8 – Construction and Business Start-Up
Section VI: Contacts and Resources
Provincial Agencies
Other Important Contacts
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1-Tourism Development Guide

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